Prude Case to Grand Jury After BLM Terrorizes City
Prude Case to Grand Jury After BLM Terrorizes City
Daniel Prude died a miserable death on the streets of Rochester, NY, in March. To the average observer, his demise might have reminded them of the death of George Floyd.
Prude, from Chicago, had been visiting his brother in Rochester, but in the wee hours of March 23 he began acting erratically. His brother called police, who apprehended him as he ran naked down the streets. Police handcuffed him and placed a spit hood over his head since he had been spitting at them, telling them he had COVID-19.
Prior to this encounter, Prude had been taken to a hospital on the previous day due to mental health problems. He was released, but in the early morning hours of March 23 Prude’s brother called 911 to report Daniel’s escape. In addition, a truck driver also called 911 to report a naked man trying to break into a car. The man also told the trucker that he had coronavirus.
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester released a timeline of body cam video showing the arrest and detainment of Daniel Prude. It’s disturbing, but body cam allows the public to see what transpired.
The Monroe County medical examiner listed the death as “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.” The report noted that use of phencyclidine, or PCP, also led to Prude’s death. As for the spit hood: while it looks medieval, it’s been a useful tool for police to keep them safe from detainees who spit or even bite. Even paramedics use them.
So, in April, an internal police investigation cleared officers of any wrongdoing.
But Floyd became a cause célèbre, so Daniel Prude’s family, and Lovely Warren, the mayor of Rochester, began demanding the officers’ heads. Prude’s daughter Tashyra said:
“They should be arrested and tried as the killers that they are.”
Joe Prude called his brother’s death “cold-blooded murder.” And Mayor Warren blamed “institutional racism.”
“Institutional structural racism led to Daniel Prude’s death. I won’t deny it. I stand before it and I call for justice upon it.”
Then, on Saturday, James announced that she was forming a grand jury.
“The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish. My office will immediately move to empanel a grand jury as part of our exhaustive investigation into this matter.”
Okay, fine. The family has the right to demand justice for their loved one. The mayor has the right to investigate police conduct in her city. Let the law take its course.
Unfortunately, BLM activists decided to demand justice for Daniel Prude, too. And they weren’t willing to wait for Lady Justice to weigh the evidence on her scales.
No, they wanted to trash Rochester. To terrorize its citizens. To take the fight to innocent people who were trying to enjoy a meal at a restaurant on a summer night.
So on Friday evening, BLM activists raided restaurants, telling patrons that they were “shutting your party down.” Another man threatened the victims, “if you don’t give us our shit.”
— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) September 5, 2020
One man recognized one of the BLM terrorists (because that’s what they were) as the assistant principal at his kids’ school.
This is the assistant principal at my kids’ high school. He was in the riots at Rochester NY last night. An absolute disgrace! pic.twitter.com/XJEoQp9JLF
— Guns03 (@flk9473) September 6, 2020
If true, that guy should get the heave-ho from his position. However, I’ll bet his teachers’ union will keep that from happening.
Finally, police moved in and declared the “protest” to be a riot.
The Black Lives Matter “protest” had been declared a riot in Rochester. pic.twitter.com/2Uef3t9RpK
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 5, 2020
So was this the real reason that AG James decided to call for a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude? Consider that her call for a grand jury probe came during a long holiday weekend. Perhaps under more peaceful circumstances she would’ve waited until Tuesday to announce it. But she appeased the monster, and when the monster is appeased, it senses weakness. It will return more vicious than before.
That’s an ominous portent for things to come. Because any whiff of police misconduct towards a black person — or, let’s say, perceived misconduct — will bring forth BLM activists to cause mayhem and terror. They’re no longer keeping their violence to buildings and property. Now they’re turning their rage upon innocent people who have done nothing wrong, except perhaps be born white. Which, to activists steeped in critical race theory, is the prime characteristic of their enemy.
Striking fear into the hearts of innocent people — is that not the very definition of terrorism? And if you think it’s frightening now — what will happen if the grand jury decides not to charge the Rochester police in the death of Daniel Prude? Or if the police involved in the George Floyd case are found not guilty when that case goes to trial? After all, did police directly kill him? Or did the drugs? Drug use was a factor in the Prude case, too.
BLM terrorists will not accept defeat. But neither should law-abiding Americans. Stay safe, dear readers: it may be Labor Day weekend, but the long, hot summer of chaos is far from over.